Practice Tips of the Week

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The Top Ten Practice Tips of All Time, by David Motto

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David Motto, founder of Molto Music, has been researching the best way to learn musical instruments since 1997. During that time he has read every book, journal article, and website he could find and has attended lectures, seminars, and master classes to explore this simple question:

What is the most efficient and effective way to learn to play a musical instrument?

It turns out that the answer to this question goes far beyond the usual information circulating in the music community. Scientific research on deliberate practice, skill acquisition, and memory retention all lead to a series of activities that will benefit any musician on the path to musical mastery. Further thinking in the psychology of success, motivation, and performance preparation also play a part in the steps musicians should take to reach their full potential.

Helping musicians master these steps is the purpose of David’s work: the Practice Tips of the Week, the Molto Music blog, David’s Ten Minute Virtuoso eBook series, and the Musician’s Practice Planner.

What Musicians Worldwide Say About
David Motto’s Practice Tips

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Toni Gross, cellist
Las Cruces, NM

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Manila, Philippines

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Columbus, GA

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Charlotte, NC

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United Kingdom